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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,444Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$754K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
484 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume .

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
LISINOPRIL 886 418
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 777 159 S3
OMEPRAZOLE 619 150
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 470 165
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 407 159
RANITIDINE HCL 405 126
OXYCODONE HCL 392 54 S2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 344 73 S2
SIMVASTATIN 340 140
PROAIR HFA 328 83
LOVASTATIN 302 139
TRAZODONE HCL 290 78
GABAPENTIN 281 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 252 138
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 248 154
METHOCARBAMOL 244 40 R
METFORMIN HCL 237 113
TRAMADOL HCL 216 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202 48
ATENOLOL 187 112
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 168 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 164 27
FUROSEMIDE 158 90
METHADONE HCL 156 11 S2
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 147 13 R
GLIPIZIDE 142 51
SERTRALINE HCL 141 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 139 40
IBUPROFEN 132 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 131 0
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120 0
ADVAIR DISKUS 119 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 57
SPIRIVA 114 45
VERAPAMIL ER 112 44
LANTUS 111 48
VENTOLIN HFA 111 24
PROMETHAZINE HCL 105 21 R
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101 31
GEMFIBROZIL 98 36
CLOPIDOGREL 97 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 20 R
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87 48
LYRICA 87 13
PAROXETINE HCL 86 20
CARVEDILOL 85 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 85 0
LAMOTRIGINE 84 12
FLOVENT HFA 81 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 0
PROPRANOLOL HCL 77 11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 75 20 S2
AZITHROMYCIN 73 15
MIRTAZAPINE 71 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 70 24
CRESTOR 70 38
RISPERIDONE 69 25
CLONIDINE HCL 68 31
DIOVAN 67 56
GLYBURIDE 64 22 R
QVAR 64 21
INSULIN SYRINGE 63 32
MELOXICAM 63 0
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 53
NAPROXEN 62 31
PREDNISONE 61 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 36
CARBAMAZEPINE 61 0
BACLOFEN 58 0
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 58 23 S2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 23
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 57 0 R
CYMBALTA 56 13
ALLOPURINOL 55 28
PEN NEEDLE 54 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 46
DIGOXIN 53 35
CLOTRIMAZOLE 52 16
NEXIUM 51 12
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 11
PLAVIX 51 38
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 0
ABILIFY 50 0
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Feb. 13, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.